Nicolle: [00:01:31] book. Oh, yeah. Okay. So I think the best way that I described my background is that for most of my career, I’ve been a professional job hopper. So someone who takes a lot of different jobs, um, tries things out is really curious about what different companies have to offer.
[00:01:48] And I’ve jumped around a lot. And, um, towards, uh, I’d say about five years ago, when was it? Five years ago? Um, I ended up in a job where I was a career coach and I was [00:02:00] coaching MBAs from all over the world. I’m not an MBA. I’m very much a liberal arts graduate who loves like language and culture, right.
[00:02:06] Things like that. I’m a writer, right? Like I’m, I’m very much this opposite of MBA. And, um, there, I was teaching MBAs, um, how to navigate us business culture and get a job in different countries. And I started, um, talking with employers who were talking about this big shift in the workforce, and I was looking at that and going, huh.
[00:02:25] Interesting. Um, Am I employable, you know, in the future going forward. And I started reading about artificial intelligence, um, and, and how it’s changing businesses. And I dove into it so much that I was like, wow, there’s a lot more here than just, um, you know, uh, an article, right? We need to talk about how this is going to affect people, you know, going forward in the next five years.
[00:02:47] And once I started researching it, I couldn’t. Stop. And it was like, well, I got to tell people, I’ve got to let them know, you know, because in my industry and career coaching, we weren’t talking about this. We were still talking to like this very traditional career, like one job for life. And [00:03:00] that’s just not the case anymore.
[00:03:01] Right. And I think most people, no matter your generation, I’ve realized we’re not in one career for life. And so that was really the motivation to write a book. Um, I know for years my mom was like, you should write a book. And I was like, I’d never, there’s no way that’s too much work. And then just kind of became kind of overwhelming, like a tipping point where I was like, Oh no, no, no, no, I gotta tell people this.